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    Sharing access is easier than ever with Schlage smart locks.

    December 2, 2019 9:02 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, December 2, 2019

    Sharing access just got easier with the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt

    Sharing access with your smart lock is much safer and more secure than hiding or copying keys. Here's how to do it.

     

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    Every home is as unique as the family that lives in it. That’s why Schlage continues to offer a variety of ways to protect and allow access to your house. With smart locks that work with different types of technology and plenty of options for remote access, our goal of creating innovative security solutions just for you is now a reality

     

    Thanks to smart locks, sharing access with unique user codes or virtual keys is much safer and more secure than hiding or copying keys. You may even save money – and time by never having to head to the hardware store to copy a key again. No more headaches trying to keep track of the keys you’ve handed out or worrying when one is lost or stolen, and no more keys weighing you down on your morning run. Adding an electronic lock to your home is definitely a lifestyle change – for the better.

    Smart lock - Access codes - Virtual keys - Schlage Sense

    Easy access for everyone

    The Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt hold multiple unique access codes that are entered on the lock’s touchscreen. This lets you create a personalized code for each trusted individual – friends, family or service providers – you’d like to allow into your home, even if they don’t have a smartphone. That means Mom, Dad and the babysitter can all have their own codes.

     

    The Schlage® Home app makes it easy for you to add codes for your Schlage Encode and Schlage Sense deadbolts in just a few taps. Keeping track of codes is simple because you can name each one according to who it was shared with. (Please note that the Schlage Home app is not compatible with the Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt.)

    To add new user codes through the Schlage Home app:

    Schlage Home app lock status screen.

     

    Tap the “Users” icon in the bottom right of the screen.

    Under the “Access Codes” tab, tap the “+” in the upper right of the screen.

     

    Schlage Home app access codes screen.

    Enter a name and digits for the access code. Choose between granting “Always” or schedule the code for a specific time period. Keep reading for more tips on scheduling codes.

     

    Schlage Home app adding new access code setup screen.

    Tap “Save” in the upper right corner to save the code. You’ll then be prompted with the option to share the new access code with your guest through text or email.

    Custom schedules

    The Schlage Home app gives you even more control over access sharing by allowing you to set schedules so each code will only work when you want it to. For example, if you want the babysitter to be able to use her code to enter your home only on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, you can do that. The rest of the week, the code won’t work.

     

    It’s also easy to delete codes with the app when you no longer need them – much easier than tracking down a spare key or re-keying your lock because a spare has been lost or stolen.

     

    Here's how to schedule access codes for your Schlage Encode or Schlage Sense locks:

    Schlage Home app lock status screen.

     

    Tap the “Users” icon in the bottom right of the screen. Select an access code to manage or create a new one by tapping the “+” in the upper right of the screen.

    Schlage Home app access codes screen.

    To change the access schedule, tap “Schedule.”

     

    Schlage Home app schedule access codes screen.

    Choose between “Always,” “Recurring” or “Temporary.”

     

    Schlage Home app access code schedule types screen.

    For recurring schedules, simply tap the day of the week you want to deactivate. Active days will remain blue. You can then set a timeframe.
    Schlage Home app setting up recurring access codes screen.
    Schlage Home app setting up recurring access codes screen.

    If you need that same code to also be active during a different time on another day – say, Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. as well as Saturday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – tap “Add another schedule” and repeat the steps directly above.

     

    Schlage Home app creating recurring access code schedules screen.

    Temporary access codes can be scheduled for a range of days, like for a week beginning Dec. 2, or for a specific timeframe on a single day, such as from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5.

     

    Schlage Home app setting up temporary access codes screen.

     

    Once finished, tap the “<” on the top left of the screen, then “Save” on the top right.

    Virtual keys

    If your guest has a smartphone, you can send them a virtual key through the cloud from wherever you are – even if you don’t have the lock set up for remote access Virtual keys are like electronic credentials. Your guest will receive a secure link that expires within 24 hours and leads them to the Schlage Home app where their virtual key is accepted. When they arrive at the door with their Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone, the lock will recognize their secure credentials and allow access. Thanks to the Bluetooth connection between the lock and their phone, they’ll be able to unlock the door right then and there using the Schlage Home app.

     

    *It's important to note that virtual keys will not work with Schlage Sense locks set up using the Apple HomeKit™ option. If you'd like to take advantage of virtual keys, you will need to reset your lock to factory settings and re-pair it using the Schlage system setup. See our FAQs for Schlage Sense for more information.

    Here's how to send virtual keys:
     

    Schlage Home app lock status screen.

     

    Open the app and select which lock you would like to send the invite for. Tap the “Users” icon on the bottom right of the screen.

    Schlage Home app access code virtual keys screen.

     

    Tap “Virtual Keys.” on the bottom right of the screen. You will then be able to edit existing virtual keys or add a new virtual key by tapping the “+” in the top right of the screen.

    Schlage Home app creating virtual keys screen.

     

    Enter name of invited user and indicate whether you’d like to provide Admin access or Guest access (recommended).

     

    You will then be prompted to select a method, such as email or text, to send the invite. The invitation will be available for 24 hours before it expires. When the user is near the lock with Bluetooth turned on, they will be able to use the Schlage Home app on their smartphone to lock or unlock the deadbolt.

    The great thing about each of these features is that they aren’t just convenient. They also offer you peace of mind when it comes to protecting your home, your possessions and, most importantly, your family.

     

    Questions or comments about Schlage smart locks? Ask away on Facebook or Twitter.
     

    The ultimate Black Friday smart home wish list.

    November 15, 2019 11:51 AM by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    Black Friday smart home wish list | Schlage

    Find home security gifts and smart home gadgets that will surprise the tech guru in your life. Prep for Black Friday with these Amazon Alexa compatible gifts.

     

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    It’s time to start planning for Black Friday already?! Smart home gadgets could be the answer for that special someone who’s particularly hard to shop for. Especially if the recipient is a fan of Alexa, here are a few home security gift ideas worth getting up early for.

     

    One of the things we love about this list, other than the fact that it shows how to take advantage of Black Friday, is that you can go all-in or pick and choose only what you need. With the right Alexa-enabled devices – think smart plugs and smart locks – along with Alexa Guard, you can create a customized home security system for you or your loved one.

    Amazon Echo and Schlage Connect smart deadbolt on front door.

    What is Alexa Guard?

    This free feature has gradually rolled out to Alexa users in 2018 and is now available throughout the U.S. To summarize, Alexa Guard allows you to say, “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and she will go into Guard mode. She’ll start listening for the sound of breaking glass and smoke or carbon monoxide detectors and alert you via your smartphone if she hears something. Guard mode can also manipulate your lights to make it appear that someone is home as well as arm your Ring or ADT alarms.

     

    If your gift recipient already has the gear to enable this service, well … you just saved a bundle. We bet they’d still appreciate your help setting up the feature. If not, keep reading for the home tech gifts that will make this a reality.

    Which Echo is compatible with Alexa?

    To set up Alexa Guard and opt in to Smart Alerts, you’ll need a compatible Echo device. This includes the Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Echo Show as well as a few others. Find the complete list in Amazon’s Frequently Asked Questions.

     

    Consider the need for additional Echo devices if your loved one wants to use Guard to detect glass breaking or smoke alarms. The closer the device is to these points they want to monitor, the more effective it will be. They might appreciate an Echo Show in the living room and an Echo Dot for each bedroom, for example.

    How can I control the lights with Alexa Guard?

    When you tell Alexa you’re leaving, Guard mode will turn lights on and off to fool potential thieves thinking about breaking in. It’s not random though. Alexa uses machine learning to figure out the lighting pattern most appropriate for homes like yours, so it knows which lights to affect. You can also choose which lights to include in the Guard mode settings.

     

    To enable this feature, get your loved one smart lights or lights connected to smart plugs that are Works with Alexa-certified.

    What smart locks work with Alexa?

    While they aren’t yet a part of Alexa Guard mode, Schlage smart locks are compatible with Alexa-enabled devices. We especially love pairing the Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt with these devices. Why? Because as the only Schlage smart lock with built-in WiFi, the Schlage Encode deadbolt does not require any additional hubs or adapters to connect with the internet or your Echo. Simply follow the directions in the Alexa app, then use voice commands – “Alexa, is my door locked?” and “Alexa, lock the front door” – to check the status of your lock and secure the door.

    What cameras work with Alexa?

    Security cameras and video doorbells are becoming increasingly popular ways to help protect the home. The Ring Stick Up Cam is an indoor/outdoor camera that works with Alexa. When you also have an Echo Show or Spot, you can use the Stick Up Cam to see and talk to a visitor before ever heading to the door. And because it’s one of many cameras made by Ring, you can make it a part of your overall ring of security.

    What are Alexa Hunches?

    Separate from Alexa Guard, Hunches can also help improve home security. With Hunches, Alexa can remind you if it seems you are forgetting something. She won’t randomly talk to or nag you, but if you say, “Alexa, goodnight,” she can suggest that you lock your door. And because you can use Alexa to lock your Schlage smart lock for you, you don’t even have to get out of bed if you did forget. That’s a double-win for both you and Alexa.

     

    We hope you like the sound of these smart home gifts as much as we do. You can learn more about the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and find out where to buy one at Schlage.com/encode. If you aren’t sure that’s the perfect lock for your gift recipient, try our Get Help Deciding Tool. Remember that Alexa works with the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt and Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt as well.

     

    And don’t be shy. Go ahead and put these gadgets on your own holiday wish list, too.

     

    Want easy wireless security? Start with Schlage.

    October 8, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Wireless security | Schlage

    With no shortage of wireless security options and the simplicity of Schlage smart locks, you can be your own smart home installer. See how easy it is here.

     

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    You love the idea of never losing keys again, remote access from anywhere using your smartphone and making your deadbolt part of your whole-home, high-tech security. You’re ready to finally buy that smart lock, but … what happens when you take your Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt out of the box? Now you have all kinds of questions about how to install it, if you’ll need to call in a professional and if it’s really as easy as everyone says it is.

     

    We don’t expect you to trust us when we say being your own smart home installer is simple. Take it from Reviewed.com, which recently named the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt its best overall smart lock for 2019. There were a lot of features they liked – that keyless convenience and remote access to name a few. But that wasn’t it.

     

    According to the review, “For starters, thanks to the app’s interactive step-by-step guide, installation and troubleshooting are a breeze.”

    Schlage Home app on iPhone screen.

    You’re an internet wiz

    That app they’re talking about is the Schlage® Home app. When you bring the Schlage Encode deadbolt home, simply follow the instructions on your smartphone and you’ll be connected to your home wireless network in no time. And because the lock has built-in WiFi, connecting to your secure network is as straightforward as getting online with your laptop. No additional accessories or hubs are required to get the wireless security for your home you seek.

    Look like a handyman extraordinaire

    “But wait!” you say. What about actually getting the lock on the door? Schlage smart locks, including the Schlage Encode deadbolt, are battery operated. That means no wiring and no need for an electrician. All you need is a screwdriver and a few minutes’ time. Our door hardware is also guaranteed to fit on all standard doors, so there’s no drilling or creating new bore holes. And with a low-profile trim on the Schlage Encode lock, you don’t have to worry about repositioning a screen door to still enjoy your wireless security. When we say installation is easy, we mean it.

    Hand installing Schlage Encode smart lock.

    Show your smart home installer skills

    With just the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Schlage Home app, you have two of the most basic – but important – elements for durable, smart and stylish front door security. Use the keypad, the app or a traditional backup key to lock and unlock the door. If you’re craving even more wireless security options and smart home integrations, you can pair your Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt with other devices.

    Schlage Encode smart lock with Ring video doorbell.
    • Ring – Make the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Ring Video Doorbell part of your Ring of Security to see and talk to guests at your front door, even if you aren’t home. You’ll need the Key by Amazon and Ring apps to use all the Ring Video Doorbell features, but once you’re connected, you’ll be able to verify the identity of your guests from your phone, and if you want to give them access to the house, you can unlock the door for them. That’s what we call security, control and convenience at your fingertips.
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    • Key by Amazon – Even if you don’t have a video doorbell, Key by Amazon with your Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt could allow you to opt in to in-home delivery from Amazon. Prime users in select cities have the option toof allow packages to be placed directly inside the home, protecting your boxes from bad weather and the dreaded porch pirates.
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    • Voice control – Use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to control your lock with just your voice. “Alexa, lock the door,” or “Hey, Google! Is my door locked?” gives you more convenient ways to secure your home, even when you can’t make it to the door. And remember, because of the Schlage Encode lock’s built-in WiFi, you don’t need additional accessories to take advantage of voice commands.

    Adding wireless security to your home isn’t as difficult as you might think. We’ll let Reviewed.com share their take again: “The lock and accompanying app are simple and intuitive to use, jam-packed with useful features, and they had the fast lock and unlock times.”

     

    Be sure to check out the rest of the review of 2019’s top smart locks. We’re proud that the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt was the second overall pick and the choice for best lock to use with Apple HomeKit. The Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt also made the list’s cut.

     

    Still not sure which smart lock is right for your home? Try our Get Help Deciding Tool or ask us on Twitter or Facebook.

     

    10 ways to secure your smart home for National Crime Prevention Month.

    October 1, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Secure smart home | Schlage

    These 10 tips for securing your smart devices and the network they connect to can help keep your personal information … well, personal.

     

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    October is National Crime Prevention Month, making it the perfect time to examine how secure your smart home is. More and more devices are being incorporated into the Internet of Things – even toilets – which makes it increasingly important to go the extra step to protect your home. Although nothing is 100 percent failsafe, these 10 tips for securing your smart devices and the network they connect to can help keep your personal information … well, personal.
    10 secure smart home tips for crime prevention month.

    Secure your devices

    1. Strengthen your passwords.

    Set unique passwords for each of your devices, email accounts and electronic locks in your house. It makes it too easy for someone to gain access to everything at once. Also avoid easy-to-guess passwords like 1-2-3-4 or your house number. Need helping creating safer passwords? Try these suggestions.

    2. Get the latest updates.

    Technology companies frequently make updates to the firmware for a device, even long after you’ve bought it. These often provide additional or improved security measures, so make sure you have the latest versions. Depending on the device, firmware might be updated automatically. You can also check the manufacturer’s website for new uploads.

     

    If you have a Schlage smart lock that remains connected to WiFi or your mesh network, you will receive automatic updates as they become available. Notifications are also available through the Schlage® Home app for your Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt or Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt.

    3. Choose reputable brands.

    When purchasing a smart device, buy from a reputable source. That means going with brands you know you can trust and stores with trustworthy reputations rather than someone off the street or hawking an electronic online. If you aren’t sure about a company, research them on Better Business Bureau or look for things like Schlage’s limited lifetime mechanical and finish warranty. We also offer a three-year electronic warranty, so you can be confident in the quality and security of your Schlage smart lock. There’s a reason we’re trusted in over 40 million homes.

    4. Go the extra step with two-factor authentication.

    Love it or hate it, two-factor authentication (2FA) can go a long way toward protecting your information. When you set up 2FA on your device, you will be asked to provide a code, sent to a separate device or email, to verify your identity. The extra step might not always be convenient, but it does cut down on security breaches.

    5. Reset before you sell.

    If you decide to sell your smart device or leave it at the home when you move, be sure to complete a factory default reset or follow manufacturer’s suggestions for removing personal data before transferring it to the next owner.

    Secure the perimeter

    6. Secure your wireless network.

    Use a WiFi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol rather than the older Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) for better security. And while you’re at it, use those password tips from earlier to protect your WiFi even more.

    7. Give your network an obscure name.

    It’s tempting to simply call your network “Bob’s home WiFi,” but you can improve security by naming it something that isn’t traceable directly to you. Be creative – “New England Clam Router” – or just random – “Green network.”

    8. Disable guest access to your network.

    When you hand over access to others, you lose a certain amount of control over how your network is being used. Deactivate it completely, or at the very least, be extremely picky about who you allow to log on.

    9. Add a firewall.

    A firewall is hardware or software, or sometimes both, that prevents others from accessing your private WiFi network. It controls both incoming and outgoing network traffic. When it comes to protecting your smart home, installing a firewall can keep prying eyes off your personal data.

    10. Don’t connect if you don’t have to.

    Lots of products come with bells and whistles that you just don’t need or won’t use. Do you really need to log in to Facebook through your refrigerator? Or play Spotify from your toilet? Deactivate a feature or don’t provide login information if it simply isn’t necessary.

    Whether it’s an intruder trying to break into your home or a hacker attempting to access a smart device, thieves look for the point of least resistance. By adding additional layers of security like strong passwords or a high-quality deadbolt to your front door, you can reduce the likelihood of falling prey to theft. Find more ways to secure your home at Schlage.com.

     

    How to create secure access codes for Schlage smart locks.

    September 19, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Create secure access codes for smart locks | Schlage

    There’s more to high-quality locks than just a strong deadbolt latch. We’re sharing these tips for how to create secure access codes for smart locks.

     

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    There’s more to high-quality locks than just a strong deadbolt latch. That’s why we always encourage you to make sure your door jamb is structurally sound. It’s why Schlage smart locks feature fingerprint-resistant buttons that won’t show wear. And it’s why we’re sharing these tips for how to create secure access codes for smart locks.

    Don’t try this at home

    Steer clear of these codes. They’re easily guessed by potential intruders, so no matter how strong your lock is, your home won’t be as secure as it could be.
     

    • Don’t use your own birthday or anniversary.

    • Don’t use your house number.

    • Don’t use your own phone number.*

    • Don’t use 1-2-3-4. It’s the most common four-digit code out there.
       

    * You might use a phone number if you’re a rental property manager and assign user codes to guests. In this case, we recommend using the visitor’s last four digits of their phone number for their code. The code will change frequently, depending on who’s visiting, so there’s less risk than using your own digits.

    Nurse entering code on Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt

    Do program smart codes

    Now that we know what not to do, try these tips for creating a strong user code.
     

    • Spell a “numeric” word. Think back to the early days of texting when you had to punch the 2 three times to cycle around to the letter C. Maybe you choose 4663 (“HOME”) or 7246 (“RAIN”).

    • Use phone numbers you dial frequently but aren’t unique to you, like the one for your favorite pizza shop.

    • Choose the longest code possible. Some Schlage locks accept codes from four to eight digits long. Visit our How-To Center to learn how to change the code length.

    • Use a close friend’s birthday.

    Track your codes the smart way

    Especially if you create multiple access codes, you might need a way to remember what code belongs to whom.
     

    • If you have the Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt or Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt, you can use the Schlage® Home app to track access codes. Visit the Access Code screen by tapping the people icon at the bottom of the home screen, then tap the name of the person whose code you need to look up. You can then change or delete codes as necessary from there.

    • Use a free online note-taking tool like Evernote that you can access from your phone or personal computer when you log in to your account. Try not to be too obvious when noting what the codes refer to, just in case in there are prying eyes.

    • Hide a user code in your phone’s directory. For example, you could create an entry for your housekeeper and hide their code within what looks to be a phone number. If the user code is 0649, you could list the phone number as (525) 406-4921. Make sure your phone is passcode protected for even more security in case of loss or theft.
    Housekeeper using Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt;

    Change Schlage smart lock user codes

    If you’re realizing that your code isn’t as strong as it could be, use the links below to learn how to change your Schlage smart lock access codes.
     

    Finally, if you think one of your access codes has been compromised but aren’t sure which one, you can complete a factory default reset. This will wipe the memory of all existing codes and you can begin from scratch, assigning new codes you know to be secure. Check out our How-To Center for instructions.

     

    Visit Schlage.com to learn more about products that can help keep your family safe. Or check out our blog for more helpful tips to get the most out of your home security.

     

    8 common worries you can kiss goodbye with keyless convenience.

    September 5, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    Keyless convenience | Schlage

    That small key can add more frustration to your day than you realize. Embrace a keyless lifestyle and you can say goodbye to these eight common worries.

     

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    Picture this. You're running behind for work. In a rush, you lock your door from the inside, shut the door behind you and suddenly that sinking feeling takes over. You've locked your keys inside. Your only options are to hope you left a window open, kick the door in or call a locksmith and foot an expensive bill. This scenario is one every homeowner is all too familiar with.

     

    That small key can add more frustration to your day than you realize. Embrace a keyless lifestyle and you can say goodbye to these eight common worries.

    Schlage Touch Keyless Deadbolt on front door.

    1. No more getting locked out

    What's the best way to gain access to your home when you've been locked out? Keyless electronic locks let you come and go easily without worrying about what you’re forgetting or what you’ve misplaced. Simply press a button on the exterior side to lock the deadbolt when you go. When you return, enter your 4- to- 8-digit user code to unlock. Keyless convenience means you never get left out in the cold again.

    2. No more lost house keys

    How often have you sent your child off to school with their own key only for them to return without it? Or maybe you lost yours while out and about. With keyless locks, you no longer have to worry about that. With the ability to assign a unique code to each household member, you can rest easy that your kids will not be stranded when they get off the bus.

    Girl closing door with Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt.

    3. No more juggling spare keys

    You don’t have to create copies of keys, or wonder where those copies end up – just provide house guests with their own access code. With Schlage's variety of smart and keyless locks, you can create (and delete) multiple, unique user codes for trusted friends and family.

    4. No more forgetting to lock the door

    When Schlage smart locks are paired with a home automation system and your smartphone, you always know that the doors are locked when you’re at the grocery store, in the office or on vacation. Simply use a compatible app, like the Schlage Home app, to check the status of your deadbolt from anywhere. If you did happen to forget to lock up behind you, a quick tap on your smartphone lets you secure the door even when you’re already on the move. For extra peace of mind, consider setting up the auto-lock feature on your electronic deadbolt.

     

    Be sure to see which apps and smart home hubs work with the Schlage Sense Smart™ Deadbolt, Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt and Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt.

    Man checking Schlage Home app on iPhone

    5. No more unwelcome guests

    Both the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Z-Wave Plus technology as well as the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt and Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt feature built-in alarm technology that senses potential door attacks. Set your alarm to sound depending on the level of force applied to your door. You can even set your electronic deadbolt to beep any time someone opens the door, so you always know when someone is coming or going.

     

    The Schlage Touch™ lock is 100% keyless, meaning there is no key or cylinder of any kind and nothing for intruders to bump or pick. The numeric touchscreen is all you need.

    6. No more being weighed down by keys

    Keyless electronic locks are the perfect fitness companion. Go for a run without having to carry a key in your sock or take the dog for a walk without worrying if someone saw you hide the spare under that rock.

    7. No more fumbling for keys at night

    Each of our keyless locks features illuminated touchscreens or LED downlights that work in the rain and with gloves on. Whether you're juggling your groceries or you're arriving home late at night, get in the door with ease just by entering your unique user code.

    8. No more searching for a light switch

    When your electronic lock is connected to your home automation system, you can program other connected devices in your home to take action automatically when you unlock your door – cue the lights, adjust your thermostat, and more.

     

    It's time to stop worrying about that pesky little key and start focusing on more important things in life. If you're already a keyless customer, be sure to increase your security even more with these effective keyless codes.

     

    Make the grade with Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Ring™ Video Doorbell.

    August 19, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, August 19, 2019

     Make the grade with Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Ring™ Video Doorbell

    We can’t help much with algebra homework, but we can take some of the stress out of the schoolyear. Just lock onto the keyless convenience and peace of mind of the Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt.

     

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    Back-to-school is an exciting time, but it can be overwhelming, too. Do the kids have all their supplies? Who’s in charge of transporting them to and from practice? Will they be able to get in the house after being dropped off after school? We can’t help much with algebra homework (maybe our engineers can), but we can take some of the stress out of the schoolyear. Just lock onto the keyless convenience and peace of mind of the Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt.
    Kid unlocking Schlage Encode wifi smart lock.

    Convenience for the kids. Peace of mind for you.

    Everyone is busy this time of year, so why not take a few things off your plate? Start with home security. Control who can and can’t gain access to your house with a Schlage smart lock. With the industry’s best ratings in Security, Durability and Finish, the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt helps keep intruders out and you and your family safe. And with keyless entry – you can create and manage up to 100 unique access codes – your kids won’t have a spare key to lose or forget.

     

    Keyless convenience isn’t just for the kids, though. Create a code for childcare you arrange to stay with the kids after school or for trusted carpool parents dropping them off.

     

    The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt offers remote access from anywhere. As long as it’s connected to the internet, you can use a compatible app on your smartphone to check if you remembered to lock up before you left home and see an activity log of when codes are used so you know when your kids got home at the end of the day. If someone does lose a key or forgets their code, you can grant access from your phone for one-time use or create a new code for them, all from your office, the grocery store or while sitting in traffic.

     

    If you’re thinking, “That sounds great, but I never know how to make these smart products work in my home,” never fear. The Schlage Encode deadbolt has built-in WiFi. That means there are no additional hubs or accessories necessary to gain remote access. It connects directly to your home WiFi network just as your laptop does. And because security is our business, we use the same encryption technology used in online shopping to protect your personal data.

     

    Start school with a smart combination

    When integrating with other smart home products is important to you – who doesn’t love additional features? – try the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt with Ring™ Video Doorbell 2. You can still check the status of your lock via the Schlage® Home app, but with the Ring app, you can also see live streaming video of activity on your porch, speak with guests through your phone and unlock the door for trusted visitors.

     

    The Key by Amazon app is also an exciting part of this bundle. As an Amazon Prime user, when you combine your Schlage Encode lock with Key by Amazon, you could opt in to in-home delivery and have packages left inside your front door. If you’re not in one of the select cities that offers in-home delivery or choose not to grant access, you can still use the Ring Doorbell to see when packages are delivered thanks to the camera.

     

    You can easily add both the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Ring Video Doorbell to your home before back-to-school or at any time of year. Installation for the deadbolt requires just a screwdriver and a few minutes’ time. Plus, both devices are battery operated, so there’s no wiring and no electrician necessary.

     

    Make the grade this back-to-school season with the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Ring Video Doorbell, the simple and smart solution for securing your home and family. Learn more about this smart lock at Schlage.com or explore other options with our Get Help Deciding Tool.

     

    Why Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt is perfect for every family.

    August 14, 2019 9:15 AM by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    Why Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt is now perfect for every family

    We know that there are a lot of families that include both Android™ and Apple® users. In fact, more than a quarter of US households own at least one device on each platform.

     

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    Coming to a decision that the whole family agrees on can be a difficult process. When your family can’t even agree on what’s for dinner, finding a phone that everyone likes is nearly impossible. We know that there are a lot of families that include both Android™ and Apple® users. In fact, more than a quarter of U.S. households own at least one device on each platform.
    Household Smartphone Device Use - Android - iOS

    What happens when you want to get a smart lock?

    Some smart locks only support one smartphone platform, so how do you choose? Does only half of the family get to have smartphone access? Who decides which family members get to use their phone and who can only use access codes?

     

    With Schlage, you don’t have to choose. All of our smart locks, including the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt, is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones so everyone receives full access. The Schlage® Home app, which works with the Schlage Sense lock as well as the Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt, is now available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. That means your entire family can lock and unlock the door from their phones, no matter its platform.   

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    WiFi Adapter

    The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt provides multiple ways to access your home. It comes with a physical key, stores up to 30 access codes and uses Bluetooth to communicate with your smartphone when you’re within 40 feet of the lock. But what if you’re away from home? With the Schlage Sense™ WiFi Adapter*, Android and iOS smartphones can control the smart lock and receive notifications of all smart lock activity. No matter where you are, you can be notified when anyone, from your children to the dog walker, accesses your home.

     

    To start, you’ll need the Schlage Home app to install the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt. Then simply plug the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter into an outlet and use the app to pair the adapter to your smart lock and connect to your WiFi network.

     

    Along with receiving notifications, the adapter allows you to lock and unlock your Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt from anywhere. You can check to see if you remembered to lock your door or let someone in without having to send them an access code regardless of whether you’re at home, in the office across town or hundreds of miles away on the beach.

    Discover all the features available with the free Schlage Home app by downloading it now from the App Store or Google Play Store. To learn more about the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, or to make sure it’s the right Schlage smart lock for, try our Get Help Deciding Tool.

     

    *The WiFi Adapter is not compatible with Apple HomeKit™.

     

    Smarten up for back-to-school with this HomeKit smart lock.

    August 12, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, August 12, 2019

     Smarten up for back-to-school with this HomeKit smart lock.

    Smart home technology can help you stay organized, add convenience when life gets hectic and give you peace of mind when it helps keep your family safe and healthy.

     

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    When schedules heat up during back-to-school season, you need everyone and everything running like clockwork. Smart home technology can help you stay organized, add convenience when life gets hectic and give you peace of mind when it helps keep your family safe and healthy. That’s why we recommend the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt and HomeKit™ for that first day of school and beyond.
    Girl with backpack unlocking Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt.

    No key? No problem.

    Home security might not be at the top of your mind when you’re packing lunches and checking homework. But imagine how much simpler those things would be if you weren’t also wondering if you remembered to lock the door. Imagine the comfort you’d find if you knew that your kids were safely at home even when you’re in the office. With smart locks like the Schlage Sense deadbolt, you don’t have to just imagine anymore.

     

    Keyless convenience – whether you’re unlocking the door with the touchscreen, checking your lock’s status through your smartphone or controlling your lock with voice commands – is not only simple and convenient. It can also improve your home’s security. When you assign a unique access code to trusted individuals, including your kids, there’s no more hoping they don’t lose their spare key. Then, when they use their code to get in after school, you can receive a notification that they’ve arrived home.

     

    The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt also has a built-in alarm that can alert you via your smartphone, so you know if there’s a disturbance at the door when the kids are home alone. And when you set up the auto-locking feature, gone are the days of wondering if the kids locked up behind them.
     

    A smart – and secure – way to come home

    The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is compatible with a variety of smart home devices and systems. Pair it with the Schlage Sense™ WiFi Adapter to control access from anywhere using the Schlage® Home app. Or if you have an Apple TV® or want to use your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® to control your lock, you can opt for the HomeKit option.

     

    Whichever you choose, you get the same basic functionality in your lock. Control your lock, manage settings like auto-lock and the built-in alarm, and view access history remotely with the Schlage Home app. By pairing your Schlage Sense deadbolt with HomeKit you can also make it work in tandem with other HomeKit-enabled devices and use Siri® to lock and unlock or door.

     

    Additionally, your Schlage Sense lock with HomeKit can be part of those convenient scenes you create. For example, when you activate your “bedtime” scene that connects a range of HomeKit-compatible devices, you can simultaneously lock the door, dim the lights and turn off the television to get everyone ready for bed so they wake up refreshed for another day at school.

     

    To set up your Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with HomeKit, we recommend an Apple TV 4th generation or an iPad with iOS 10.0 or higher. (Find more details and stay up-to-date with the latest requirements at the Apple website.) If you are using an iPad as your HomeKit hub, it must remain powered on at home and connected to WiFi just as your Apple TV would be. Be sure to also set up your Apple TV or iPad with the same iCloud or iTunes account information as your iPhone.

     

    Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt plus Ring Alarm add up for a perfect score.

    August 5, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, August 5, 2019

    Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt plus Ring Alarm add up for a perfect score.

    It might seem strange to put a smart lock on your back-to-school shopping list, but when you see how it can make the first day back and beyond easier, you’ll wonder why you didn’t get one sooner.

     

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    No. 2 pencils, glue, notebooks, smart lock. It might seem strange to put a smart lock on your back-to-school shopping list, but when you see how it can make the first day back and beyond easier, you’ll wonder why you didn’t get one sooner. Here’s how you can make the grade with a Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt and Ring Alarm.

    Girl with backpack unlocking Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt.

    Keyless convenience at their fingertips

    With the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt, and our other electronic locks, you enjoy new levels of keyless convenience without sacrificing security. That’s because you have the power to create and manage up to 30 unique access codes for trusted family and friends, including your kids, carpool moms and more.

     

    Don’t want to risk your kids losing a spare? This is your solution. They simply unlock the door at the touchscreen with their access code. And when you use a compatible app with the Schlage Connect lock, you can receive notifications when they use that code, so you always know when they get home from school. They never get locked out, and you don’t have to worry about who found the lost key or leave work early to let them in.

     

    Ring in the school year

    The Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt works with a variety of other devices in your home to added convenience and peace of mind. And because we have Schlage Connect locks that work with Zigbee and Z-Wave networks, there’s a secure solution for nearly any home.

     

    One of the newest integrations lets you pair the Z-Wave-certified Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Ring Alarm. You can lock and unlock your door from anywhere, manage access codes and get those alerts we mentioned when a code is entered, all from the Ring App. The app also lets you check your lock’s battery level.

     

    Because the Schlage Connect lock and Ring Alarm work on a Z-Wave ecosystem, they can become part of a greater strategy to improve the security and safety of your home. The Ring Alarm Base Station is compatible with select carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, flood and freeze censors, and motion and contact censors. Don’t forget about voice control, either. Ring also works with Amazon Alexa, so you can simply ask Alexa if your door is locked and tell her to lock or unlock it for you.

     

    Easy installation. Simple setup.

    You don’t have to be a genius to upgrade your smart home. All you need to install your Schlage smart lock is a few minutes and a screwdriver. The lock is battery-operated, so there’s no wiring and no need to call a handyman. And synchronizing it with your Ring Alarm is simple as well. Just follow the instructions in the Ring App as it walks you through pairing your devices.

     

    Learn more about the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt or find out if this is the right lock for your home and family with the interactive Get Help Deciding Tool.

     

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